Originally Posted by PP Mguire
That's the problem with single core. Just not enough for all the bloat honestly.
Unlocking a core is purely on the motherboard and CPU itself whether it is successful.
Yes, I should have inquired here first, before doing this build.
Well, the Mobo will not permit unlocking of the extra core.
So, I threw everything together, took it to my dad's for Thanksgiving, plugged it in, and gave him some simple lessons on the basics of Windows 8.
He is totally happy with it.
I was surprised that the system worked even after I installed a TV capture USB stick. We were able to pick up 119 channels and the processor was able to play TV with no problem at all.
I also thought I made a terrible mistake by installing an el cheapo Geforce 210. But that appears to get the job done too.
In the future, I will post here about my proposed build, then listen to the good advice.
Even though this system works well and my dad is happy with it, I now wish I had used the Intel G530 with the H61M-P31. I think that set up would have been much better and would have provided the extra head room that such a system should have.
Thanks again for all your help!
I will definitely ask here first before doing the next build.